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“Delightful rural 18thC chapel”
Review of Kassari Chapel

Kassari Chapel
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Kaina
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Owner description: Kassari chapel is a building with romantic appearance that is the only functioning thatched-roof stone church in Estonia. Reputedly it dates back to 18th century because on the inner wall of the chapel there is a year 1801 that is associated with big repair. In the graveyard there are the graves of many famous people - the ancestors of the poets M. Under and D. Vaarandi; the actor Olev Eskola; familiar from V.Panso book "The Funny Person" Lepa Anna. Familiar from art, literature and folk tales the name of Villem Tamm, whom J. Koler used as a model for Christ when painting his work "Come to me" in Kaarli church.
Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you wish peace, quiet, contemplation and a place for prayer it is well worth bumping along the unpaved road to this small chapel.
The 1801 date on the western wall of the church refers to the restoration project of the original building.
The interior is very simple, no stained glass windows, no decorations - all wooden furnishings.
The cemetery is the resting place of not only the Stackelbergs, who owned Kassari for 150 years (ca 1770-1920) but also of several of Estonia's great artistic personages such as the poets Marie Under and Debora Vaarandi.

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Reviewed August 13, 2017
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Reviewed April 24, 2016
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